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Bridging the gap

Nalutporn Krairiksh, editor of ThisAble.me. Photo: Nalutporn Krairiksh

At a news writing camp, participant Kotcharak Kaewsurach was told to accompany a disabled person who would drive him to a restaurant. Many questions popped into his head. When Kotcharak arrived at the car, however, he was surprised to see the person move to sit behind the steering wheel, after quickly folding their wheelchair and placing it in the back seat.

“Kotcharak said it was his turning point. He always thought non-disabled people had to help people with disabilities due to physical limitations. However, on that day, the disabled man drove him to the restaurant. That incident changed Kotcharak’s viewpoint about people with disabilities,”…

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